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Anandiben quits as Gujarat CM

Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel has submitted her resignation after a week of protests across the state following the assault on four Dalits by a so-called cow vigilante group. Patel sent her resignation to the BJP top brass seeking relief from the top job in the state.

In a letter on Facebook post in Gujarati on Monday, Patel says: “I turn 75 in November but I would request the leadership to relieve me now to allow more time to the new incumbent.”, Patel, who took charge as Gujarat’s first woman chief minister in May 2014 after then CM Narendra Modi was elected to theLok Sabha, has said that she had two months earlier sought to resign from the party to give “enough time to the new incumbent to prepare for important events like the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat summit”.
Patel said the State government’s ambitious biennial Vibrant Gujarat meet this year-end and the crucial state assembly elections fall next year. She said, “The new Chief Minister will thus have adequate time to prepare for these important events.”


with IANs inputs